Mayor Litchfield: Ordinances for good of the city

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield, reacting to recent negative views about existing and proposed city ordinances, declared Thursday she has grown “tired of the city, commission and myself being portrayed as the bad guy.” Litchfield, speaking at the end of Thursday night’s City Commission meeting, said the ordinances enacted […]

Law officials remain vigilant on the possibility of an active-shooter situation

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer In the wake of a mass shooting in Florida and an active-shooter incident in Amarillo two days later, local law enforcement officials say they operate using the mindset of “not if … but when.” “It’s something that most people probably don’t think about too often, but for law enforcement […]

Mesalands student receives Women of Wind Energy scholarship

Staff Report A Mesalands Community College Wind Energy Technology student received the Women of Wind Energy ‘Wind at Our Backs’ Scholarship at the 2016 American Wind Energy Association  Windpower Conference and Exhibition held May 23 – 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Casey West of Moriarty, was one of five students in the nation that received […]

Menu—June 15

The following are the menus for the senior centers June 16-22. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chili rellano, tossed salad, pinto beans, crackers, fruit cocktail Friday Baked Fish, tater tots, coleslaw, dinner roll, margarine, apricots Monday Lemon baked chicken, rice, beets, biscuit, strawberries Tuesday Swiss steak, baked potato, cabbage, whole wheat […]

Calendar—June 15

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall June 23 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall June 27 Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library June 28 Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., […]

Jail Log— June 15

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  May 28 – June 9. • Willie Prather, 25, warrant • Marcus Benavidez, 34, possession of controlled substance • Francisca Donovan, 37, possession of controlled substance • Rita Houston, 70, driving under the influence • Jesus Sena, 31, concealing identity • Roy Bogart, 33, […]

Game and fish to hold meeting in Santa Rosa

Staff Report The New Mexico Game Commission will meet on June 23 in Santa Rosa to consider numerous matters, including updates on the Gold King Mine spill and the department’s Hunters Helping the Hungry program. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., at the Blue Hole Convention Center, Civic Center Room, 1085 Blue Hole Road, […]

At-large voting defended by commission

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County’s decision to maintain an at-large voting plan for county commissioners is based on a desire to give residents a choice and to allow all commissioners to work for the entire county, according to Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. “Each commissioner works towards the good of the entire county, […]

City works to improve museum

Staff Report An application is being submitted by the city to help improve operation and promotion of the Tucumcari Historical Museum. The city is nearing completion of the application to the American Alliance of Museums for its museum assistant program, said City Manager Jared Langenegger, who outlined the purpose and benefits of the application Thursday […]

Resident takes dead snake into county, city offices

Quay County Chief Deputy Clerk Ellen White took this photo of Anthony Anaya Thursday when he brought a snake into the county courthouse.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County and city employees are used to handling concerns, complaints and suggestions from residents, but found them selves a bit panicked Thursday when Anthony Anaya walked into their offices with a dead rattlesnake. “I looked up and there he (Anaya) stood holding a dead snake,” said Ellen White, […]